Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Deputy George Carrillo is Officer of the Quarter

Gila County Attorney Bradley Beauchamp has announced that his office has recognized Gila County Sheriff’s Deputy George Carrillo as Officer of the Quarter.

The Officer of the Quarter award was presented to Deputy Carillo at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors Meeting, in appreciation of his service, professional attitude and assistance to the County Attorney’s Office.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle collision yesterday afternoon on Blake Street.

The Gila County Task Force arrested 25 year old Mariah Taraba on a contempt of court warrant for assault/domestic violence and a warrant for false reporting to law enforcement.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft of a credit card from a residence on Daybreak.

Globe Police are investigating a fraud report, and a theft report taken at a business on South Broad Street.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31 year old Bryan Harris of Globe on a failure to pay warrant for shoplifting and false reporting to law enforcement.


Virginia Pearl Anglin Carpenter passed away August 4 at the age of 100. She is survived by two daughters; 5 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, 15 great great grandchilden, and 2 great great great  grandchildren.
Respecting Virginia’s wishes, no services will be held for Virginia Carpenter.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Special Theatrical Production on September 26

On Thursday, September 26, the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts presents a special performance by Dave Ehlert. Ehlert portrays both Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain in this live theatrical production of historical drama, humor and education.

The performance begins at 7:pm and is sponsored by the Globe Public Library, the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts, and the Friends of the Globe Public Library.

Globe School Board Meets Wednesday

The Globe School Board meets Wednesday at 6:pm in the High Desert Middle School Auditorium.

Miami Schools Using Free Apps for Security Systems

Two schools in the Miami Unified School District are partnering with a company that makes mobile apps and cloud based sotware to provide tighter security.

The Safer Schools Campaign uses the new Presence application by People Power to recycle outdated iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches into Wi-Fi security cameras. The mini-cameras are placed in various locations around Lee Kornegay Junior High School and Charles Bejarano Elementary School to help with security monitoring.

Traditional security systems are extremely costly, but the Presence app is free, and the schools are turning to the community for donations of outdated or unused small appliances.

Police Log

Yesterday morning Globe Police arrested 42 year old Valerie Noline at a residence on Prickly Pear Drive for criminal trespass.

44 year old Elvis Kinney was also arrested yesterday for trespassing at a residence on Prickly Pear Drive.

28 year old Katheryn Benally   of Mesa was arrested at a business on South Broad Street on Globe warrants for theft, consuming alcohol in public, DUI, and fraud. Benally was also charged with false reporting to law enforcement.

Officers are investigating a hit and run that occurred yesterday on South Broad Street.


Alice (Franco) Lopez passed away July 31 at her home in Trinidad, Colorado. She was 67. She is survived by her husband Danny; 2 sons; her daughter; 2 brothers, including Richard Franco of Globe; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Private services for Alice Lopez were held in Trinidad, Colorado.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

The Gila County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday at 10:am.

The Officer of the Quarter award will be presented to Gila County Sheriff’s Deputy George Carillo.

The Supervisors will proclaim August 1-31 as Child Support Awareness Month in Gila County.

The agenda also includes  approval of an Intergovernmental Agreement with the Arizona Department of Economic Security for $2 million for the Workforce Investment Act services to eligible youth, adults and dislocated workers.

Grants Workshop on August 20

Grants Specialist Cathy Melvin will give a presentation on what it takes to get a grant on Tuesday, August 20 at Gila Community College. It will be from 1:30 to 3:30pm in Room 522.

If you would like to attend the workshop, RSVP by calling 402-4318.

Police Log

Yesterday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 43 year old Jason Moss and 22 year old Ashley Roberts for possession of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of narcotics. Moss was also charged with false reporting to law enforcement. Roberts had a contempt of court warrant for shoplifting.

On Saturday the Gila County Task Force arrested 29 year old Tony Philpot for possession of meth, transportation of dangerous drugs for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. 25 year old Ryan Philpot was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

34 year old Angel Martinez was arrested on warrants for robbery, possession of dangerous drugs, unlawful flight from law enforcement, and driving with a suspended license.

A man fled after a traffic stop Saturday night. 22 year old William Lagunas was located and arrested for giving a false name.

Sheriff’s deputies issued an Attempt to Locate for Darryl Whipple after a domestic disturbance in Little Acres. A report was taken for domestic violence/aggravated assault.

Deputies are investigating a report of a stolen vehicle taken at a residence in Six Shooter Canyon; a burglary at a residence on Dragonfly Lane; a burglary at Holiday Hills Mobile Home Park; a theft at  a residence on Old Oak; and a theft of medication at a residence on Walliman Road.

On Saturday, Globe Police arrested 27 year old Jeffrey Kramer on a contempt of court warrant for shoplifting.

37 year old Vodell Haan was arrested late Saturday night for DUI.

22 year old Angelo Bread was arrested for DUI late Friday night.

Officers are investigating a report of shoplifting at a business on Highway 60; criminal damage at a residence on North Broad Street; criminal damage at a residence on South Fourth Street; a theft at a business on Highway 60; a theft at a business on East Ash Street; and a report of telephone harassment at a residence on Juniper Drive.

Stabbing Victim Flown to Valley Hospital

A stabbing victim was airlifted to a Valley hospital Friday afternoon after a fight in the area of South Broad Street.

Globe Police arrested 50 year old Lyle Pahe for aggravated assault and booked him into the Gila County Jail.

At last report the victim was in stable condition and is expected to survive.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Another Shameless Plug

It has been a rough first week for my new Internet radio station. Technical problems caused it to frequently loop and play the same two or three songs over and over, interrupting each other.

Fortunately, the problem appears to have been resolved.

In spite of the technical problems, I had opportunities to listen and take notes. As a result, I've made significant changes to the playlist, effective today, and invite you to check it out again.

The 'Blue Train Blog'
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GCCC Brings Back Senior Tuition Waivers

The Gila Community College Governing Board has voted to lower tuition and reestablish senior citizen tuition waivers. The tuition schedule still supports opportunities for part time students taking less than 12 credits. It also allows seniors 55 and older to have their tuition waived.

The new tuition schedule and the most recent class schedule is available at

The fall 2013 semester begins on August 19. For information on how to register call the Gila Pueblo campus at 425-8481 or the San Carlos campus at 475-5981.

CVIT Openings for Fall Semester

Cobre Valley Institute of Technology has openings in some of their central programs, including the very popular program Fire Science. Other programs include Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, and Graphic Design.

The Cosmetology Program is full and there are only two openings in the Welding Program.

The programs are offered through a partnership with Gila Community College at no cost. They are open to high school juniors from Globe, Miami, San Carlos, Hayden and Superior. They begin on August 7.

To learn more about these programs call 425-9654.

Gila County Back to School Free Clothing Drive (Correction)

Gila County Cinderella is hosting their Second Annual Back to School free clothing drive tomorrow (Saturday). It will be at the Gila County Health Department from 9 to 11:am.

Police Log

Late last night Globe Police responded to a call about shots fired at a residence on South East Street. 28 year old Seneca Cunejo was arrested for aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.

Miami Police arrested 44 year old Troy Milam on a child support warrant.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office served a child support warrant to 23 year old inmate Justin Fountain.

A deputy took a theft report at Circle K.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Miami Music in the Park This Saturday

The Town of Miami presents Miami Music in the Park tomorrow (Saturday) from 6:30 to 9:30pm at Miami Veterans Park.

Music will be provided by “Sunset Highway.”

Root beer floats and pucker pickles will be served.

Holy Angels Rummage Sale This Weekend

A Rummage Sale will be held this Friday and Saturday (August 2 & 3) at Holy Angels Parish Hall.

They will have a lot of Christmas lights and decorations along with household items, clothes and more.

The sale is from 8:am to 1:pm both Friday and Saturday.

Diabetes Test Strip Recall

The US Food and Drug Administration is warning patients with diabetes about a recall of up to 62 million glucose test strips that can show incorrect high blood sugar readings.

The FDA says that the strips are contaminated with a chemical used in the manufacturing process, which interferes with readings.

The strips covered by the recall are marketed under the brand names Nova Max Blood Glucose Test Strips and Nova Max Plus Glucose Meter Kits.

To find out if your glucose test strips are affected, call 1-800-681-7390. Or visit the Nova Diabetes Care website at

Police Log

Last night Globe Police arrested 51 year old Stanley Fuller at a residence on Turnbull Turn for disorderly conduct with a weapon/domestic violence.

Officers are investigating criminal damage at a residence on Kline and shoplifting at a business on Highway 60.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a report of fraudulent charges to a credit card taken on Upper Pinal Creek.

Miami Police arrested 39 year old Robert Rodriguez on a child support warrant.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 26 year old Evan McClure of Globe on a child support warrant.


Former Globe resident Vernon Eugene Jones passed away Monday (July 29) in Farmington, New Mexico. He was 75.
The funeral for “Gene” Jones is Saturday at 10:am at Lamont Mortuary.

Chamber Sponsoring Candidate Forum

The Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a candidate forum for Globe City Council candidates tonight (Thursday) from 6 to 8:pm at the Chamber of Commerce building.